Old Tolland County Jail and Museum
Old Tolland County Jail and Museum.
The Old Tolland County Jail and Museum is a historic jail in Tolland, Connecticut. It served as the county jail between 1856 and 1968 for criminals who were convicted of a crime or were awaiting a trial at the courthouse across the street. The jail also had a hotel in front until a fire burned it down in 1893. The hotel was used to provide hospitality to visitors who had jail-related business. The building is now owned and operated as a museum by the Tolland Historical Society.
The former jail serves as the socety's headquarters and houses its historical archives. It is open from mid-May through October and other times by appointment. The society also operates museums at the Old Tolland County Court House (built in 1822) and the Daniel Benton Homestead (built in 1720).